After mailing off 115 letters to members of congress using my computer… I’ve gotten back 1 meaningful response. As a result I will switch to using my typewriter in the hopes that a “pitch” of civil interactions and debate will have more impact when the words were typed by a real human hand… (plus using a typewriter is more fun)!
I set down to type my 911 post. When news events and the post number struck me. Then I went ahead and looked for grace…
There are reason’s life vests were invented. Not everyone can swim. Life is like that.
Perhaps I’ve been around far too many kind and generous people… met too many who have lived through tough times and terrible hardships; but still maintained a positive and hopeful view of the world and others. They have left me with what appears to be a permanent worldview of hope…
The person I voted for did not win. The people of America made a choice. As such I will support that choice and uplift and not tear down our new President.
Doing what is right and good for our country is better than stall, obstruct and delay. Lets stand tall for America not sling mud at it.
I will not risk more decay in our country by name calling or character shaming… I will instead push back with insight, kindness and a strong belief that an already great nation can become better by being a leader of change for good…
31 years ago you could not escape the words: “There are people dying and it’s time to lend a hand to life the greatest gift of all.” We are the world… (Lionel Richie & Michael Jackson).
We are all connected… to correct wrong we must uplift all!
People still say hi! Courtesy is in plain view… Little things like greed and hate fill the air ways but if you just look life is still full of good!
When I moved to my new house…. I did not notice the Confederate flag on display across the street from me and I don’t care. I learned long ago that what is in a person’s heart is not reflected in a flag they show. 51 years ago I learned that some of the most open/honest and dependable friends I gained were more accepting of a person of color than those who grew up North.
If I expect people to judge me by my character…. I have to be willing to do the same.